The Association of Magazine Media

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mag Publishers Await Outcome of USPS Rate Hike Request
Magazine publishers along with mailers everywhere are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the exigency rate hike request that the ailing United States Postal Service filed in a bid to raise up to $2 billion in new revenue.
Glamour Launches Beauty Diaries Project
Featuring interviews with Iman and other trendsetters, this immersive multimedia project pushes digital storytelling forward by incorporating video and animation, cutting-edge UX, ecommerce, and fun interactive features.
Motorola Puts Some High-Tech Into Its Old-Media Ad Plan For Moto X
For a high-tech product, Motorola has relied heavily on print to promote the Moto X. Now Motorola is putting the high-tech into print with an ad that changes colors in the January issue of Wired Magazine.
Cosmo Digital Editor: We Don't Always Have Topless Guys at Our Pitch Meetings
Cosmopolitan.com editors yesterday live-streamed a story meeting where a shirtless guy stopped by with a pitch. The Amy Odell era at Cosmopolitan.com has begun.
Drake Covers Vibe Magazine’s ‘Race Issue’
A menacing-looking Drizzy, pictured in black-and-white, appears on the front of the publication with the tagline “The Year Drake Became King.” An asterisk at the end of the sentence leads readers to some smaller font, in which the rapper gets the title of having "2013's best album".
'Mandela' Star Idris Elba Opens up about Playing Nelson Mandela in Vogue
The British star -- who also happens to be a DJ -- tells the glossy how the late South African leader reminded him of his own dad, among other juicy nuggets.
Times Will Study Potential Changes to Its Sunday Magazine
NYT Set to Launch Native Ads
More Details on New York Magazine’s New Science Blog
CIO Magazine's Editor-In-Chief Answers the Top 5 Questions on Every CIO's Mind
Publishers Need to Scale Back Their Story in 2014
Mobile Ad Industry Consolidation Led to a Flurry of Major Deals in 2013
The Wall Street Journal’s Answer to AllThingsD Launches Next Month
Magazine Eats World: The Ever-Expanding Edible Empire
Mag Bag: 185 Magazines Launched in 2013
The Harvard Lampoon Magazine Chooses First Black Female President
E-Bay's Omidyar to be Publisher of His Own News Venture
Faces in Creative Double Odds That Ads Will Be Seen
News That Anticipates the Reader’s Needs
Dazed Scales Back Print to Six Issues Per Year, Expands on Web
Taboola Launches an API to Bring Its Content Recommendations to Native Mobile Apps
Sporting News Media Launches New App
Number of Magazine Closures Falls Significantly This Year
Dean Baquet, Deborah Needleman to Fill NYT Editor Role for Now
Infographic: Concocting the Perfect Digital Mix
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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” James Thurber’s classic 1939 short story, is a tribute to the sometimes unsettling power of the human imagination. It’s also very, very funny and, alongside a number of other Thurber gems — “The Catbird Seat,” “The Night the Bed Fell,” “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox” — remains an indispensable example of the uniquely American, mid-20th-century humor that found its highest expression in the pages of the New Yorker.